One of the major causes of poverty is a lack of family planning. Governments and nonprofit organizations need to encourage poor people to use birth control so that they don’t have unexpected babies, which will only make poorer families poorer.
Family planning should be a big concern for developing countries where the resources are scarce and the consuming is more. However, for our communities falling under middle class and lower middle class are least concerned with this issue and this is one of the reasons why they are never out of the crises. Being a woman, I would say that motherhood is the biggest blessing but being a mother is not about giving birth, it is about raising your kids too and unfortunately we have failed in becoming mothers to our kids.
According to the statistics from Dawn( January9 ,2021.)
The report places South Asia among the fastest growing regions in the world and within the region, it marks Afghanistan and Pakistan as the fastest growing populations. Afghanistan has a faster growth rate than Pakistan, 4.5 per couple. But because of high death rates and low life expectancy, the country’s total population is still 38.9m.
Pakistan is an under developed country with a dense population which is contributing to poverty, energy crises and bankruptcy. Moreover, the increase in street crimes and involvement of people in illicit activities are also the consequences of negligent parenting. The biggest dogma in our society is that we consider it sinful to control the number of babies we want. The main reason why people disagree with family planning is the comparison of abortion with family planning. However, the case is not as it seems. Abortion is the killing of a baby but family planning is to control the birth. You can’t kill someone who is not born yet.
Family planning is a must thing after getting married. You should know that you are going to continue your lineage, then make sure that you can afford their expenses, give them a healthy lifestyle ,educate them and make them a gem for society. There are many ways to control the number of your babies and the most basic one is using of protection, you can search the rest on internet or visit your doctor. Encourage family planning through social media, by talking about it to your family and the marriage counsellors. Make your own life better and you will make society a healthy place.